This project will transform Park Avenue from N. Virginia Avenue to N. Washington Street into a “Great Street,” which are lively, attractive roadways that accommodate all modes of transportation while promoting social interaction, civic activity, and/or commerce.
There are many components to this project, including:
Undergrounding utility poles
Slowing the speed limit to 20 miles per hour
Raised brick intersections with bulbouts to shorten crosswalks
Realigning the Maple Avenue intersection
Gateway features at each end of the project
Improved entrance to Cherry Hill Park
Improving the intersections of Little Falls Street and Maple Avenue with W. Broad Street
A separately-funded project in the area would create a campus environment outside City Hall at the intersection of Little Falls Street and Park Avenue where comfort, enjoyment, and aesthetics are as important as accessibility and safety.
The City is using VDOT Revenue Sharing and local funds for this project (non-federal). Current project budget available for PE phase which will cover Survey, Environmental, and Design-related services is $1,670,000. The entire VDOT grant is $ 6,630,000 which must cover all PE, ROW, Construction, CEI and CFC staff time. The entire project budget is $11,510,000.